The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty staff works out of the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. Click below to find out more about each staff member, including contact information. For general inquiries about the Baptist Joint Committee, email


Board of Directors

The BJC is supported by several Baptist bodies in the United States, and our board of directors is composed of representatives of each of those denominational organizations. The BJC is also supported by thousands of churches and individuals across the country.

Board of Directors

The Baptist Joint Committee Board of Directors meets annually in Washington, D.C.

Paul Baxley—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Todd Blake—Baptist General Association of Virginia
C. Lynn Brinkley—Religious Liberty Council
Charles Cates—Religious Liberty Council
Valoria L. Cheek (Treasurer)—American Baptist Churches USA
David Cooke—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Andrew Daugherty—Religious Liberty Council
Brian Ford—Baptist General Convention of Missouri (Churchnet)
Andrew Gardner—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Daniel Glaze—Religious Liberty Council
Jeffrey Haggray—American Baptist Churches USA
Dan Hamil (Chair)—North American Baptists, Inc.
James Hopkins—American Baptist Churches USA
Perry Hopper—American Baptist Churches USA
Glen Howie—North American Baptists, Inc.
Dwight Jessup—Converge
Elizabeth Mangham LottReligious Liberty Council
Rebecca  Mathis—Religious Liberty Council
Madison McClendon—Religious Liberty Council

Emily Hull McGee—CBF of North Carolina
Jacqueline Baugh Moore (Vice Chair)—Religious Liberty Council
James Perkins—Progressive National Baptist Convention
Tyrone Pitts—Progressive National Baptist Convention
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas—American Baptist Churches USA
Stephen Reeves—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Gus Reyes—Baptist General Convention of Texas
Jesse Rincones (Secretary)—Religious Liberty Council
Nelson Roos—Religious Liberty Council
Jason Smith—Alliance of Baptists
Jenny Smith
—Religious Liberty Council
Wallace Charles Smith—Progressive National Baptist Convention
Mica Strother—Religious Liberty Council
Philip Thompson—North American Baptists, Inc.
Megan Thomas-Clapp—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Samuel C. Tolbert
—National Baptist Convention of America
John Upton—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Stephan Vernon—Baptist General Convention of Texas
Gary Walker—Religious Liberty Council